If you’ve ever wondered how new students in Wellington make friends, Jack Mayo proves that taking that leap beyond shy introductions can really pay off.
Since moving to Wellington from Christchurch earlier this year, the 18-year-old design student has become somewhat famous in his university hall as the president of the ‘Manu Mondays’ club.
Regardless of the weather, each Monday Jack guides a group of keen students to Taranaki Wharf, where they each take the plunge into the icy waters ‘manu’ style, similar to a bomb. What better way to break the ice than by jumping into Wellington Harbour tailbone first?
Jack explains that what started off as a bit of fun has turned into a year-round tradition, from which a dedicated and brave group of club members has formed.
“Manu Mondays is not about jumping into the water; it is more about taking the leap within life itself. We are a family, everyone is welcome, we want you to take that leap,” he said.
To catch Jack and his club braving the cold, head down to Taranaki Wharf on Monday evenings and dive into the action yourself!
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